If you find that mundane day-to-day tasks steal away a lot of your time, making it harder for you to focus on the more important tasks at hand, it’s likely you’re keen to find ways to increase productivity and streamline your working day. [Read more…]
Why settle for a 30% discount when you can get a 50% discount instead?
From today until January 2, 2018 (it’s time to adjust to changing that last number!), the Flexjobs New Year promo will be available to anyone who wants to find the best telecommute jobs and make some serious savings at the same time. [Read more…]
The 12 Days of Christmas countdown may not start till the 25th, but we’re going to jump the gun and begin our own countdown.
With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably short on practically everything – time, patience, and money. Job hunting may be the last thing on your mind, but don’t set it aside just yet.
Make sure that come January, when it’s time to really hustle, you’re armed to the teeth. [Read more…]
How’s your Christmas gift list coming along?
If you’re still on the hunt for a something for your writer friends, we’ve got you covered.
This gift guide for Christmas offers practical yet fun gifts that the recipient will appreciate. Forget the knick-knacks that will gather dust. Or stocking stuffers that scream “I forgot to get you a gift early on, so I had to grab whatever I could!”
We’ve picked these gifts for writers simply because we know you’ll want them – we know we do! Oh, and they’re so good you can give them all year round.
You all know about our ongoing promo partnership with Flexjobs, which can give you up to 30 percent discount on membership. But because today is that day – when everyone’s expected to slash prices – Flexjobs is going the extra mile.
Well, more like the extra percentages in discounts.
Let’s get right down to the details. What do you think of these numbers?
- $5 for a month instead of $14.95. That’s 67% off!
- $15 for 3 months instead of $29.95. That’s 50% off!
- $25 for a year instead of $49.95. That’s 50% off!
If those aren’t irresistible discounts, then I don’t know what is. You can easily earn the subscription fee back in a month! You truly can’t find much better deals than what Flexjobs is offering this season.
In case you’re still on the fence – maybe you’re asking why you ought to pay for such a service – here are several reasons we highly recommend subscribing to Flexjobs:
- You get access to a vast database of jobs
- The database is regularly updated
- The jobs are manually screened to ensure a scam-free service
While there are other paid services which offer jobs, not many match Flexjobs’ reputation and reliability. Else, we wouldn’t be vouching for them.
To get the markdown, use code FRIDAY when checking out. The code is valid till Monday, November 27.
Once upon a time, there was the hum-drum office space, where people would gather from far and near, take to their desks and work. Then came the internet. Soon after, forward-thinking companies like Apple and Google formed huge corporate community workspaces. Then came social media. Soon after that, the “startup” appeared on the scene, mirroring the corporate workforce, but fusing into a smaller network of guerrilla entrepreneurs. [Read more…]
We all have doubts. In an article I wrote some years ago, I mentioned one reason writers might feel self-doubt more than others.
Everyone experiences self-doubt now and then. It’s part of being human, and writers are not exempt from this. In fact, I would go as far as to say that writers probably experience self-doubt more than other people. This is because we create things by transforming abstract ideas into concrete, readable words; and this makes us prone to criticism – whether constructive or not.
(You can read the full article here.)
Ideas make a writer’s world go round.
Without them, we don’t have anything to present to potential clients; we won’t even have the chance to close a deal. Without ideas, we won’t be able to create content for existing clients who require pitches instead of giving us topics to write about. Without ideas, we won’t have anything to publish on our blog.
However, we all know how slippery ideas can be. Inspiration doesn’t come as often as we want.
What are we to do? How do we make sure we always have ideas – great ones – that we can convert to effective strategies, which we can then successfully execute.
Here’s how: look to your competitors. [Read more…]
“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”
― N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society
I’ve always thought that lazy writers are worse than “bad” writers – writers who just need to hone their craft. If we were to live by the quote above, I suppose I just revealed how I think of myself as a writer – at times, at least.
There is no point in denying it – I use “very” more than I should.
How about you? Are you aware of how often you use the word? [Read more…]